Copy from iPhoto, Paste into Word?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lyle, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Lyle macrumors 68000

    Lyle

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Location:
    Madison, Alabama
    #1
    Is there any way to do this? I'd like to be able to select a picture in iPhoto, copy it to the clipboard (using the "Copy" command from the "Edit" menu in iPhoto) and then paste the image into a Microsoft Word document. This seems like one of those things that should "just work", but it doesn't.

    So far the only way I've found to do this is to (1) export the picture from iPhoto into a file on disk and then (2) insert the picture into the Word document; but that's pretty tedious.
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #2
    In "organize" mode, drag the photo into your MS word document.
     
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    #3
    I just tried it and got the same result. The picture is on the clipboard because I successfully pasted it into Notetaker, it seems that Office (2004 at least) doesn't recognize like it and grays out the Paste option - I tried pasting into Powerpoint and couldn't do that either. I agree that this should 'just work'. Weird.
     
  4. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Location:
    Canada
    #4
    ...just tried it out, and it is as simple as that. Drag and Drop.
     
  5. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere close to a dairy in East Texas
    #5
    I'm using Office X. I could just click and drag the pic. But, I couldn't go edit------->copy and then paste it in the word document. That is really strange.
     
  6. ocellnuri macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC, USA
  7. Lyle thread starter macrumors 68000

    Lyle

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Location:
    Madison, Alabama
    #7
    This works like a charm; thanks very much!

    I still think that copy & paste should have worked as expected, though. ;)
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #8
    Yeah, it's weird that cut and paste from iPhoto doesn't work. Another way to do it would be to specify Preview as your external editor. Then you can double click on the photo, which would open Preview, then just copy/paste into MS Word.
     

Share This Page